power plants kill fish
Learn how outdated power plant cooling systems kill billions of fish and other aquatic life every year, and how this senseless destruction can be stopped.
The 2014 River Rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania went swimmingly. But as one panel asked, how quickly can the United States end the process that allows hundreds of aging power plants from sucking up enormous amounts of water that kill billions of fish annually? Not as quickly as they - or the fish - would like.
The nexus is a big concept, with big implications for us and our planet. Here, nexus expert Kyle Rabin answers the four most commonly asked questions about the food, water and energy nexus.
The nation's power plants withdraw massive amounts of water every day from rivers, lakes, and the ocean, destroying 2 billion fish and 528 billion eggs and larvae each year. It's time for states to put a stop to this needless devastation.
The overreliance of US electricity generation on water has become an increasingly risky and difficult relationship to maintain in an age of weather extremes. The Union of Concerned Scientists has some ideas on what should be done differently to avoid a potentially grim future.
After 40 years of bureaucratic paralysis and continued decimation of the nation's ecosystems and fisheries, hundreds of the power plants - now 40, 50 or 60 years old - still use antiquated, once-through cooling systems. After missing yet another deadline, will the US EPA ever rein in these plants' massive water use? And what can we do in the meantime?
Recently, GRACE Program Director Kyle Rabin interviewed Dr. Chris Gobler of Stony Brook University. They discussed threats to Long Island's drinking water supply, harmful algal blooms like brown tide and how a local shellfisherman's personal story inspired Chris's path as a scientist and professor.
A new coalition of clean energy advocates believes Long Island can power its future solely through renewables and energy efficiency by 2030.
Are fish are shutting down power plants in protest? Or is the record-breaking heat and drought causing some big problems for both this summer?
Barring any cataclysmic events, here are our predicted trends for 2012 in Food, Water and Energy (Fwenergy, if you will). And while there are no doomsday scenarios, not everything looks rosy for 2012.
Keeping blackouts at bay is no doubt a stressful job. But a new NERC report is wrong in finding that cooling water rules could threaten grid reliability.
For over a decade, Reed Super, a public interest environmental attorney, has fought hard to protect aquatic ecosystems from outdated power plants.
For years, opponents of the Indian Point nuclear power plant have faced a tough question: where does the replacement power come from if the plant is shuttered? It’s a fair question even from the perspective of a renewable energy advocate.
Despite the dangers they pose to our health, there are no national limits on the amount of mercury and other toxins released from power plant smokestacks. But now the EPA is proposing to change that and wants to hear from you by August 4th.
Jellyfish are drawing international attention with their recent power plant hijinks, but don’t blame them for causing mayhem. We've opened the door for jellies to spread, thrive and drive us crazy.
Here are 10 things to know about power plant water use and 10 reasons to care.
If you follow current environmental events then you are likely familiar with shale-gas fracking and power plant cooling. But did you know how much these two issues have in common?